CS:GO Replay Controls might be a bit archaic but they are still widely used by a lot of CS:GO players. These replay controls are associated with the CS:GO Demo Viewer which is a testament to how old both Source Engine and Counter-Strike actually are. Though these video replay controls are quite a struggle to use, they are intended to help players navigate through the demo viewer. The CS:GO replay controls are used by players for creating video highlights, analyzing individual performance, re-watching old games, or even analyzing the overall gameplay. Despite the slow fast-forwards and dodgy rewinds, this in-built system which has been provided by Valve themselves is widely used by the CS:GO player base.
So for all those who are keen on using this in-built gameplay review system, let’s go ahead and break it down for you all. Here is a quick overview of what exactly CS:GO replay controls are and how can you go about using them properly.
Loading a CS:GO game within demo viewer
Before we get started let us first enable the CS:GO demo viewer using the CS:GO command console. The prerequisite to this is enabling the in-game console first, users can check this by simply pressing the tilde (~) key. If a console pops up you are all set to go, otherwise, you would need to enable it.
For all those that do not know how to enable the command console ‘Click Here’. Once done, you can go ahead and get started with the demo viewer by following the steps mentioned below,
After the console command is input a small Demo UI window will appear, go ahead and hit load. Now select the match link that you had extracted earlier from the downloaded match folder.
Getting to know the CS:GO replay controls
Once the desired match has been loaded within the demo viewer by you, controlling everything now completely depends on the CS:GO replay control also known as the CS:GO demo viewer UI. From the image below you will be able to get a better understanding of what all the controls are and how you can go ahead to use them.
These are all the CS:GO replay controls that a player needs to be aware of when viewing or analyzing a match through the CS:GO demo viewer. It is quite a frustrating system to use but due to the ease of access, many users still use this system on a daily basis.